The Butte Fire is near the summit of Druid Peak, which is east of the Lamar Ranger Station along the Northeast Entrance Road, about 16 miles southwest of Cooke City, Montana. It was started by lightning.
No roads, campgrounds, or trails are closed because of this fire. It poses no threat to visitors.
The fire is expected to continue to exhibit occasional smoke from torching of pocets of trees and brush until fall weather and snow puts it out. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire and updates will be sent only if conditions change drastically.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 30th, 2009 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Incident Commander||Andy Mitchell|